Mr. Smith is a Portfolio Manager for Emerald Separate Account Management, LLC., Emerald Direct Lending Advisers and Emerald EAGLE Fund I, LP. In addition, Mr. Smith serves as a senior research analyst focusing on the energy sector and special situations for Emerald Asset Management, Inc. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Portfolio Management Team for Emerald Asset Management. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Smith was employed by UGI Energy Services, Inc., where he served as a Regional Sales Manager, an energy trader and analyst. Mr. Smith’s duties included selling energy and consulting services, trading energy commodities and derivatives and executing risk management activities. Mr. Smith received a MBA from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA and a Bachelor or Arts degree from Alvernia University, Reading, PA where he majored in both Business Management and Marketing.